To be successful in your No code project, you must first know and choose the right tool according to your needs and that can be difficult when you know that there are more than 500 tools to date.
Nocode's promise to create apps quickly, at a lower cost, and without having to go through tedious development steps immediately caught everyone's attention. However, to be successful in your Nocode project, you must first know and choose the right tool according to your needs. And this can be difficult when you consider that there are over 500 tools to date and an average of one new Nocode tool is released on Product Hunt every week.
Anyone embarking on Nocode today must navigate the attention of these tools. To find your way, it is better to take the time to learn about the characteristics of each tool or give us a call.
An active market tends to consolidate
One of the big challenges for Nocode enthusiasts is choosing a lasting tool that's right for their project. Some are already well established in the ecosystem like Airtable, Webflow, Bubble, Zapier and Unqork. Others meet more specific business needs and are starting to displace or even compete with market leaders.
There is also a third category of tools, including tools that are still appealing to this day, but not all of which will last long. One thing is for sure, the market is becoming more and more professional and mature. Nocode is in full emulation and it won't stop.
Find the right Nocode tools for your project
Therefore, the difficulty lies mainly in the selection of tools or tools according to the exact needs of the project. Unfortunately, there are no standard criteria for choosing the right tools. The choice will be closely linked to the use case. However, regardless of the features and performance of the tools, you must first ask yourself four basic questions to properly prepare for your project:
Does the tool have a community of followers willing to answer questions from newcomers?
Is there any user support?
Is the tool stable and well implemented in its market?
Is the company's financial health proven? Or, unsuccessfully, is it possible to export the generated source code so that there is no risk of losing its application if the Nocode engine used goes bankrupt?
Is it possible to add, if necessary, a few lines of code or create plug-ins to exceed the possible limits of the tool?
If the answers to these questions are positive, users can calmly consider switching to the tools under review.
Getting into practice through the modular approach
In this forest, there are two types of tools. First, the Visual Building Tools, which allow for a modular approach, where each tool has its own function and interacts with other existing or selected tools. Another approach involves visual programming (Visual Programming Tools). In this model, several tools are grouped into a single platform: screens, workflows, databases, and API connections.
For starters, the modular approach is the easiest to grasp; it also allows lower initial investment for faster generation. The user can then practice on a real case and control the various tools to build their project little by little.
Lost in the forest of Nocode tools
When you start a project, the Nocode forest really becomes a force. This world of enthusiasts listens to newcomers and has created a large number of online resources that allow them to take advantage of different tools. The customer service and user community are always available to provide valuable advice when needed. Because adopting Nocode is not just about finding a technical solution to your development needs, but above all, it's about integrating an innovative and hopeful ecosystem.